Burma: thousands displaced as junta bombs villages

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More than 3,000 villagers from Burma’s Karen state have¬†fled their homes¬†following a series of air-strikes by the military on territory controlled by the Karen National Union (KNU). Many fled to the¬†Ei Tu Hta camp, which already holds some¬†2,400¬†internally displaced persons. Others fled across the¬†Salween River, which separates Burma and Thailand. The air-strikes centered on Kho Kay village in Karen state’s Mutraw (Hpapun) district. The strikes¬†came after fighters from the KNU‚Äôs Brigade 5 overran the military’s Thee Mu Hta base on March 27, capturing at least eight soldiers. (Myanmar Now)

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